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Wednesday morning droppings

Senior cornerback Sam Miller walked stiffly with a brace on his left leg after practice Wednesday. FIU coach Ron Turner said, as of now, Miller's 50-50 to go Saturday.

Talking with sophomore quarterback E.J. Hilliard after Wednesday's practice, we learned that Hilliard got nicknamed "Freeway" by current Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater when they were both at Northwestern High because Hilliard sported sideburns similar to Freeway Rick Ross. Hilliard also said another former Northwestern quarterback, former FIU wide receiver Wayne Times, nicknamed current FIU center Donald Senat "Hario." No reason was given.

The line on Saturday's game, which opened with FIU as 20-point underdogs, rose to 23 1/2 in some places, 24 in one. The over/under's down to 52. 


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